Michelle Rosenberg is an intellectual property attorney with 25 years of experience developing and managing sophisticated IP portfolios, resolving IP-related disputes, and drafting and negotiating complex license agreements. In addition to supporting companies of all sizes and stages of growth, Michelle works closely with the technology transfer offices of some of the nation’s top-tier universities, providing part-time IP counsel services, including review of invention disclosures, pending applications and patent portfolios, budget preparation/analysis, supervising outside counsel, and developing best practices for internal processes. Michelle also assists companies with implementing open source license compliance programs.
Prior to joining Patent GC, Michelle served as Division Counsel to Analog Devices, Inc., where she handled all issues facing the DSP and Micromachined Products divisions, as well as company-wide threats of intellectual property infringement. Before Analog Devices, Michelle was intellectual property counsel for RSA Security Inc. (now part of Dell Inc.), a leading provider of network security and data encryption products. At RSA, Michelle managed the company’s worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, including development of portfolio strategy, conducting patent committee meetings and collaborating with management and engineering. Michelle also oversaw the company’s outside counsel, helping to develop strategy for and managing the day-to-day activities in the successful defense and resolution of five patent infringement lawsuits in the United States, one of which continued through jury trial and appeal. She also performed intellectual property due diligence for five acquisitions and assisted with the acquisition of RSA Security by EMC Corporation.
Michelle began her legal career in private practice, first as an intellectual property associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP and then at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, focusing her practice on drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications.
Michelle received her BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating with high distinction, and her JD from Boston College Law School, graduating magna cum laude. Michelle is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Michelle is passionate about promoting STEM education with elementary school students and believes that the best way to interest students in science and engineering is to make it hands-on and fun. She leads science and robotics clubs at a local elementary school and visits many K-5 classes throughout the year with science experiments and hands-on activities.